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Satoshi Kon, Director of ‘Paprika’ and ‘Tokyo Godfathers,’ Has Reportedly Died at Age 47

Satoshi Kon, the Japanese director of animated films such as Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress and the Inception-influencing Paprika, has died at the young age of 47. The director reportedly lost a battle with cancer. News of the director's passing originally came via a tweet from Takeda Yasuhiro, then seems to have been confirmed by other sources, such as the UK Anime Network.
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